Our story began in the summer of 1998 when we started to gather in homes, at picnics, in neighborhoods and in schools. In the beginning, we were just a group of people who loved Jesus, were passionate about our community, and had a heart to establish a community of people dedicated to making a difference in the world.
1 trailer, 2 schools, 1 charter, and a couple of years later, we completed and moved into our multi-purpose building on Southlake Blvd. Our vision was not just for worship, but for a focus on missions and outreach.
We’ve made a difference in this world by being committed to and participating in a variety of Missions-focused programs, such as:
- Presbyterian Night Shelter
- Community Storehouse
- Christ’s Haven for Children
- I Can Still Shine
- Roanoke Food Pantry
- Operation Christmas Child
- GRACE -Feed Our Kids
- Ronald McDonald House
- SOS Children’s Charities
- Marion Mission – Clean Water Wells
- Habitat for Humanity
- And several local and international mission trips
We’ve grown disciples through our outreach ministries like Upward and our Summer Sports league, and we’ve grown deeper through our Growth Group ministries and classes.